How to Self Publish Your Book

Are you wanting to publish your book and have no clue where to start? We are here to help walk you through the steps of self-publishing your book. Self-publishing can seem overwhelming when you first begin, however Formax can help you throughout...

What are my options when printing labels?

Custom labels are one of the most diverse printed products available. They can be created in virtually any size, shape, or color, and can be constructed using a variety of materials, adhesives, and coatings. Labels are great to use for a...

What is tri-fold printing?

A tri-fold brochure–also known as a letter-fold brochure–is constructed by folding an 8.5” x 11”, 8.5” x 14”, 11” x 17” or 11” x 25.5” sheet of paper twice. Direct mail brochure campaigns commonly feature a tri-fold brochure....

What is EDDM and how can I utilize it to get more business?

EDDM is an acronym for Every Door Direct Mail. What is that? The basic definition is that EDDM is a service that is used to promote your small business in your local community. If you're having a sale, opening a new location, or offering coupons...

Restaurant Print Materials

When opening a new restaurant or keeping a current restaurant open and relevant, you want to make sure that you have the best possible print items available to you. You may consider getting business cards, laminated menus, flip books for...

What Are The Top 5 Ways to Make Your Business Cards Stand Out?

Business Cards provide an attention-getting way to exchange information about who you are, what you can do and how you can be contacted. When designed creatively, business cards serve as dynamic marketing tools. They are a necessity for...

How to Print an Instruction Booklet for the Lowest Possible Cost

Most consumer products come with some form of printed instructions, such as a user guide, assembly manual, product handbook, or similar bound document. These instructions provide logical, step-by-step procedures for assembling, installing,...

Oversized Printing: Attaining the Best Value on Long Runs of Large Posters, Charts, and Wall Maps

When looking to produce posters, charts, wall maps or other large prints, the order quantity is generally what determines the most cost-effective production method for a particular project. For example,...

Map Printing: Here's a Helpful Design Tip for Folded Maps

Many large maps are folded down to a convenient size. This involves using a sequence of vertical and horizontal folds to reduce the size of the map. The fold lines create a grid of distinct panels, with each panel having the same dimensions (in...

Book Printing: Five Ways to Help Your Book Stand Out

As a printer of books, we are often asked about various ways to add distinction to a medium or long run book project. More specifically, which features will provide a unique look without adding a lot of extra cost. Below are five ideas...

How to Save Money on Custom-Printed Posters

Posters are used for a variety of promotional, educational, and operational purposes. Designed to get attention, posters are perfect for quickly relaying information to those who pass by or congregate within the immediate area. As...

How to Attain the Lowest Possible Price for Book Printing

If you've got an upcoming book or booklet project, you are likely looking for the most cost-effective solution. In order to attain the lowest price possible, it really helps to know how the features of a book will affect its printing cost.

Need a Small Run of Landscape Books? A Large Digital Press Offers the Best Value

Landscape Books are wider than they are tall A Landscape Book is a book that has a width dimension larger than its height dimension. Books that measure 11" wide x 8.5" high, 10" wide x 8" high, or 9" wide x 6" high are all examples of the...

Save Money on Long Run Brochures, Flyers, and Direct Mail Pieces

These inked images appear as a blur as they fly through a high-speed printing press. In the realm of printing, saving time equates to saving money. The purpose of promotional literature - such as brochures, flyers, and direct mail pieces - is...

Printing for Less: Here's a Simple Way to Save on Full-Color Printing

If your organization uses full-color business cards, postcards, flyers, door hangers, or any other common item printed in full-color ink, you may be able to attain a lower cost by working with a printing company that has gang run...

Here's a Couple Tips for Saving Money on Laminated Printing

Depending on your Project, you may be able to Reduce your Cost for Laminated Printing Print lamination involves bonding a clear plastic film onto printed materials. Lamination offers many benefits: added protection, increased rigidity,...

Book Printing: A Web Press is the Economical Choice for Volume Projects

If your business prints a catalog, manual, directory, magazine, or other publication in volume, a web press will likely be your most economical production method. Also known as a roll-fed press, a web press is ideal for books...

Book Production: Know Your Cost Options Before You Print a Book

Planning to Print some Books? Follow these 5 Simple Rules to Save Money When planning a book project, knowing all your options upfront helps you make better decisions and stay within budget. It is particularly important to know how the...

Manual & Handbook Printing: Three Questions Every Business Should Ask

The purpose of any Manual or Handbook is to provide reference and guidance. Most businesses and organizations print manuals and handbooks to address a variety of specific needs, such as- > Training, Instruction and User Manuals >...

Direct Mail Marketing: Let your Printer do the Mailing!

Planning a direct mail campaign for your business or organization? Instead of mailing the printed pieces yourself, use a printer that can create the pieces and do the mailing for you. This applies to just about any printed piece, from promotional...

Simple Ways to Save Money on Book and Booklet Printing

Everyone is looking for ways to save money these days and book printing is no exception. Here are a few cost saving ideas to keep in mind when designing and buying printed books and booklets. Stick with Standard Paper Sizes Standard paper...

Book Printing Lingo: What does -Self Cover- mean?

The Self Cover option is an economical choice for any booklet, like a Price List, which may change frequently Self Cover means that the paper used for the cover of a book or other bound document is the same as the paper used for the interior...

Book Printing: The Benefits of Short Run Printing / Print on Demand

For any organization or author that is looking to have some books printed, Short Run Printing and Print On Demand are popular concepts worth exploring. Considered by many to be interchangeable concepts, Short Run Printing and Print On Demand work...

Want to Save Money on Printing? Paper Size Matters.

In the United States, the world of printing pretty much revolves around the 8.5" x 11" sheet size. So as a rule of thumb, your printing costs will be lower when you design your pieces for printing on 8.5" x 11" paper. Other recommended sizes are...

Printing Lingo: What does "Print On Demand" mean?

You may have heard the term "Print On Demand" and wondered what it was all about. Print On Demand refers to a printer's ability to produce books or other documents for a customer on an "as needed" basis. Print On Demand is currently popular...

Simple Ways to Save Money on Printed Business Envelopes

As commonplace as Email has become in the workplace, printed envelopes are still used by just about every business. That is probably why I am frequently asked about ways to save money when buying printed business envelopes. Same Size and Ink...

Why should you print your family heirlooms?

Family heirlooms are typically items passed down from generation to generation. These items can be valuable monetarily or in sentiment. The value comes from what it means to the family.

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